This is LG V30's new ticker "display"

This is LG V30's new ticker "display"

With the V30 just around the corner, LG has given us the first official look at the phone’s refreshed user interface and the successor to V10 and V20’s ticker displays.

Turns out all the rumors were true, LG is dealing away with the ticker in favor of a larger main display. And good riddance! Hey don’t get us wrong, the ticker displays on the V10 and V20 were a fun gimmick, but why waste space when you can just emulate much of the same functionality on a single OLED display? Ah, we’re sure the dedicated ticker screens have their fans but it is what it is – the ticker display is dead, starting with the LG V30.

So, what’s going to replace it, you may ask? Well, it’s apparently… an always-on display. Okay, so LG says it’s an upgraded version of the G6 AOD display that “ not only shows the clock, it can also be set to display Quick Tools, Music Player or a personal photograph as well.“

But that’s not all! Alongside the revamped AOD display, LG is introducing a Floating Bar that it says is the evolution of V20’s ticker display, although it looks more like Samsung’s Edge Screen, at first glance at least.

The Floating Bar will be accessible by swiping from the right edge of the display, although you may be able to change its position in the final version, and it will nest various useful (and presumably customizable) shortcuts, such as “Settings”, “Notes”, and others.


source: LG

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23 Comments

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Looks nice

2. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Icons aside, the Ui (so far) looks pretty good.

3. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I hope that there would be short cuts that you can switch some apps from the always on display (flashlight etc.) I also think that it would be nice if the floating bar would be at the top.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 904; Member since: May 07, 2014

The floating bar could be freely movable, there for called the floating bar...

4. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Look Great, I like it

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The perk of the OLED display. Since pixels can be lit up individually, there is no need for a separate secondary display.

6. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, this is the biggest misconception about OLED vs LCD. A large part of the display power draw is not due to the display itself, but due to the display driver (hardware to manage the display). When the display is off, the display driver is off. When even one pixel of the display is lit, the display driver must be on and takes up maybe 10-30% of the total power consumption. Samsung's Always-On Display on the OLED Galaxy S7/S8 consumes *more* power than LG's Always-On Display on the TFT LG G5 and G6 (there are tests you can find on established sites). But LG is really smart, they build a special separate display driver only for AOD, and also they shut down 2/3 of the backlight even with AOD on.

7. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The tests you're talking about were done when the AOD feature was 1st released on the S7. Back then, it did consume more power on the S7. But within weeks of that, Samsung fixed this issue and AOD would spend less than 1% every few hours. Switching off AOD on my S8 have almost zero effect on the battery life.

8. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

S8+ battery endurance without AOD: 88h S8+ battery endurance with AOD: 58h Yeah...right. And I also own an S7 Edge. And I also read Samsung's own technical documentation on AOD, which clearly explains the display driver power consumption and how it works.

9. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can you provide the source where you got your numbers from? And if AOD affects battery life this much, why does the battery drain 2% at max every 3 hours during standby?

11. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Absolutely love my AOD on my s8+, especially when my gf is in Australia now. The dual clock is super handy.

13. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The source is GSM Arena. You can read the relevant reviews there and see for yourself how there is a huge drain caused by AOD on the S7/Edge and S8+, while for the LG G5 and G6, the drain is much smaller compared to overall battery life. I own an S7 Edge and an A3 2017 and I really like the AOD feature, but please, do your deep research into the subject and don't just chew all the noob comments on forums when drawing conclusions about OLED vs TFT.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"and don't just chew all the noob comments on forums when drawing conclusions about OLED vs TFT." What the heck, man? No need to be rude. Besides, the LG G5 and G6 both have an IPS LCD display, not TFT.

17. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Again, you have no idea what you are talking about. Please study the subject carefully, not superficially. TFT is a type of LCD, and IPS is a type of TFT with some improvements. There are only two main types of digital displays, OLED and LCD. Everything else is a particular implementation of one or the other. AMOLED, P-OLED, etc. are simple implementations of OLED technology with small variations such as the substrate on which the LEDs are laid out, etc. Same on the LCD side: TFT is an implementation of the LCD technology, and IPS and PLS are improvements on the TFT technology.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"TFT is an implementation of the LCD technology, and IPS and PLS are improvements on the TFT technology." I don't believe that. AFAIK, IPS and TFT are both different types of LCD displays, and IPS is superior to TFT.

16. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Take a chill the f up pill budd, no need to get fussy over a simple argument. And for someone who's acting like he's some sort of a tech genius, at least know the difference between TFT and LCD panels.

20. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 904; Member since: May 07, 2014

TFT is a kind of LCD, TFT is also an LCD, however, there is a difference between TFT and IPS. TFT has one transistor and one capacitor attached to single pixel while IPS has two transistors attached to a single pixel. IPS is costlier, has better viewing angles and powerful backlight.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This design with the S-Pen for the Note 8. Centered finger print scanner LG figured out from the beginning. Now we're talking. Oh well. Only thing LG make sure camera len glass won't crack so easy.

12. sachouba

Posts: 263; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It looks just like Samsung's AOD, now, with the exact same features...

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Icons are still garbage... Everything else looks cool. Nova launcher to the rescue..

21. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Every year I love all these "leaks" lol. Intentional or not late summer is always an exciting time for flagships like this.

23. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

Inspired by Samsung.. looks good

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